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YANCEY, Richard L., Sr.

YANCEY - Richard L., Sr. Son of Mrs. Betty J. Smith and the late Mr. Edward Jennings, departed his earthly home Friday, August 22, 2014 at Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, NY. Richard was a retired teacher of the NYC Public School System. He touched the lives of many students from NYC to Buffalo as a distinguished educator. He leaves to mourn the love of his life Nancy Vazquez. His mother Betty J. Smith; two children, Richard Yancey Jr. and Naima Yancey; two brothers, John and Wesley Yancey; three sisters, Beverly Smith, Dannetta McCloud and Lynette Jennings; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, great nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Karen Yancey-Bell, and his brother, Myron L. Yancey Sr. The family will be present on Wednesday from 2-5 PM at the JOHN E. ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME (Amherst Chapel) 280 Grover Cleveland Hwy., at Bailey where a funeral service will immediately follow at 5 PM. Friends invited. Share condolences at

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